Nightscapes of Indian Heritage

 

An old Maharashtian house in old Kalyan city.

An old Maharashtian house in old Kalyan city.

 

Remains of an old Maharashtian house in old Kalyan city.

Remains of an old Maharashtian house in old Kalyan city.

Centuries old temple complex of lord Rama. Shiva and other Hindu gods.

Centuries old temple complex of lord Rama. Shiva and other Hindu gods.

A Moument built in memory of brave pilot Cpt. R. M. Oak. Almost a century old clock tower built at the heart of Kalyan city.

A Moument built in memory of brave pilot Cpt. R. M. Oak. Almost a century old clock tower built at the heart of Kalyan city.

A 500 years old mosque built during Mughal empire in my city Kalyan.

A 500 years old mosque built during Mughal empire in my city Kalyan.

An old Maharashtian house in old Kalyan city.

An old Maharashtian house in old Kalyan city.

A century old residential architecture built in Kalyan during British rule in India.

A century old residential architecture built in Kalyan during British rule in India.

Probably an oldest temple in my town - Kalyan, India

Probably an oldest temple in my town – Kalyan, India

These are the Night Paintings (Nightscapes) I have done few years back in India, in my hometown Kalyan City​. Night paintings are done over the period of 10 to 12 weeks throughout the night on actual locations in 2009. The beauty of these buildings gets enhanced in the street lights. Capturing this essence of our own heritage is the best thing I have ever done in my artistic life. Over the coming years these structures will be replaced by multi story modern buildings. I have tried my best to preserve this heritage through my paintings. Thanks to my friends Kedar​, Sagarendra​, Kaustubh​ as well as Kalyan police who helped and accompanied me during my Euphoria ! To checkout more please visit my website : www.preetamgogate.com